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For years Rosamund Lupton has been a script writer for the BBC. She lives in London with her husband - a doctor - and two children.
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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. With an out-of-body experience at the centre of this ingenious tale, Lupton has surpassed the excellence of her first novel, Sister. This is highly compulsive, poignant stuff. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 2 June 2011. The Lovereading view... Ex BBC Script writer and author of debut novel Sister has delivered another stunning nerve shredding read. A mother saves her daughter from a fire but the arsonist is still out there and is intent on destroying them.
Nothing can break the bond between sisters ...When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life - and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face. The police, Beatrice's fiance and even their mother accept they have lost Tess but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.
THREE HOURS TO SAVE THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD 2021 A TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR A BEST BOOK OF 2020 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES, GUARDIAN, MAIL, EXPRESS, MIRROR, LITERARY REVIEW, STYLIST, RED AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING A TIMES & SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH ------------------------------------------------------------------- In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Pupils and teachers barricade themselves into classrooms, the library, the theatre. The headmaster lies wounded in the library, unable to help his trapped students and staff. Outside, a police psychiatrist must identify the gunmen, while parents gather desperate for news. In three intense hours, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and save the people they love. ------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT EVERYONE'S SAYING ABOUT THREE HOURS 'If you read only one thriller this year; make it this one: it is that good' DAILY MAIL 'Superb' KATE MOSSE 'It's beautifully, elegantly written, SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving' MARIAN KEYES 'A brilliant literary thriller... moving, masterly' SUNDAY TIMES 'Kept us on the edge of our seats from start to finish' INDEPENDENT 'Brilliant' LEE CHILD 'Gob-smackingly, heart-stoppingly, breath-holdingly brilliant' RUTH JONES 'A novel that you live rather than merely read' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Amazing' DAVINA MCCALL 'An electrifying, pulse-racing novel' RED 'Wow! This is a stunner of a book, staggeringly good' JANE FALLON 'An emotionally devastating and beautifully observed literary thriller' OBSERVER 'Astonishing, powerful, terrifying, heartbreaking' EMMA FLINT 'Three Hours intersperses scenes of breath-sucking tension with stirring meditations on human nature' SARA COLLINS, GUARDIAN 'A brave, timely and intricately crafted work' EMMA STONEX
Grace idilli eletet el ferjevel, tinedzser lanyaval, Jennyvel es kisfiaval, Adammel. Ezt az idillt azonban az ego iskolaepulet fekete fustje homalyositja el. Grace-nek meg kell mentenie Jennyt, aki az epuletben rekedt. A rendorseg nyomozni kezd, es kiderul, hogy a tuz nem baleset volt - valaki meg akarta olni Jennyt. Csak Grace tudja, hogy artatlan embert gyanusitanak, es o az egyetlen, aki megvedheti a lanyat. Ehhez azonban le kell gyoznie minden fizikai korlatot... Az "e;Azutan"e; egyszerre izgalmas krimi es szivszorito tortenet. Akiknek tetszett Alice Sebold Komfortos mennyorszag"e; cimu bestsellere, azok ezt a regenyt sem tudjak majd letenni. A szerzo bamulatos tehetseggel szovi a tortenet szalait es tarja fel a rendithetetlen anyai szeretet melysegeit. A konyvet az Amazon a 2011-es ev tiz legjobb konyve koze valasztotta, a Waterstones konyvesbolthalozatban pedig ez lett az ev konyve 2011-ben. "e;Az Azutan minden egyes oldala mestermu. Kimeletet nem ismero erzelmi hatas, koltoien vibralo stilus es lebilincselo tortenet egyesul ebben a transzcendens irodalmi elmenyben. Garantalom, hogy ez a regeny mindenkit meghat."e; (Jeffery Deaver) A Konyvjelzo magazin 2012. decemberi szamaban megjelent cikk:Langolo idill Izelito a konyvbol: Reszlet
The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughters quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards.Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Rubys father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.Written in breathtaking, pitch-perfect prose, The Quality of Silence explores the powerful love of a family and the very limits of human resilience.
Cuando Beatrice recibe una llamada de su madre que le dice que su hermana pequena ha desaparecido, regresa inmediatamente a Londres. Pero conforme averigua las circunstancias de la desaparicion de Tess, descubre lo poco que en realidad sabia de la vida de su hermana. La polica, el novio de Beatrice e incluso su madre aceptan que han perdido a Tess, pero Beatrice se niega a abandonarla y se embarca en una peligrosa bsqueda de la verdad a toda costa. Nada la ha preparado para los aterradores hechos que va a descubrir. "e;Increble desde la primera hasta la ltima pgina. El suspense es tremendo, pero adems la novela posee una intensidad emotiva que te llena los ojos de lgrimas. Escrita con el poder y el garbo de una joven Daphne du Maurier, esta fantstica novela anuncia la llegada de un verdadero talento."e;The Daily Mail"e;Igual que Kate Atkinson, Patricia Highsmith y Ruth Rendell, Lupton sabe construir suspense Hermana proporciona una descarga de adrenalina capaz de provocar un escalofro en una tarde soleada."e;The New York Times"e;La historia se vuelve ms escalofriante a medida que avanza, te absorbe por completo y te mantiene al borde de la silla hasta el final."e;The Sun"e;La primera novela de Lupton es un triunfo magistral y superlativo al que los lectores se engancharn desde la primera pgina intentando adivinar qu pasar."e;Booklist
Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. 'An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer 'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. Everything you want in a wonderful novel' Liane Moriarty I'll risk my life for you. On 24 November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They're searching for Ruby's father, missing in the arctic wilderness. More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her. She won't abandon her father. But winter has tightened its grip, and there is somebody out there who wants to stop them. Somebody tracking them through the dark. Praise for The Quality of Silence: 'There are many things to love about Lupton's third novel, not least its stunning evocation of the stark, beautiful Alaskan wilds. An elegant and icily unique thriller: you won't read anything like it this year' Observer 'Scary, suspenseful and so exquisitely, evocatively written. I found myself shivering as if I were there in Alaska with Ruby and her mother. Everything you want in a wonderful novel' Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband's Secret 'Ambitious and imaginative. Narrated in part by Ruby (her deafness is treated with great sensitivity), the landscape, wildlife and bitter climate of Alaska are powerfully drawn. Chilling in every sense, you won't want to step away from this story' Sunday Mirror 'A sophisticated thriller which brilliantly evokes the sublime and terrifying landscape of Alaska, the culture of the Inupiat people and the fragility of our planet' Sunday Telegraph 'Like a breath of icy air, this relentlessly tense thriller is also a child's-eye family drama like none other. Not since Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow have I shivered like this' Emma Donoghue, author of Room 'Will have you gripped form start to finish' Cosmopolitan 'A taut psychological thriller, The Quality of Silence will have your heart thumping. Masterful pacing, riveting plotting. Absolutely gripping' Louise Penny 'A literary slow burn, whose focus is as much on human endurance and a mother's relationship with her deaf daughter as the mystery of her husband's disappearance. This is Lupton at the height of her storytelling powers' Daily Mail 'An eerie eco-tale of disasters both real and man-made on the frozen tundra of Alaska. Yasmin and her daughter embark on what becomes an epic journey into the wilderness, [and] the alternating voices of mother and daughter are so compelling, it's hard not to want to go along for the ride. The temperature drops, the action heats up and the suspense builds with the storm. Even a white-out can't hide the darkness within' Vanessa Friedman, NY Times 'A beautifully written thriller, and the way in which Lupton used the tundra as a metaphor for grief and faith in stunning. The voice of Ruby and her compassionate exploration of a life without sound only adds to the richness of the book' Press and Journal 'A wonderful writer . . . absolutely gripping' Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 2 Women's Hour 'The pressure is on to keep creating equally brilliant stores [and] Lupton has done that with The Quality of Silence' Red Magazine 'An elegant, chilling read from a writer who continues to stretch the bounds of suspense' William Landay, author of Defending Jacob